Zoellick, Robert Bruce
Zoellick, Robert Bruce(zĕl`lĭk), 1953–, U.S. government official and finance executive, b. Evergreen Park, Ill., grad. Swarthmore College (B.A., 1975), Harvard (J.D., M.P.P. 1981). As an associate of James BakerBaker, James Addison, 3d,
1930–, U.S. political leader, b. Houston, Tex. After graduating from Princeton, he served in the U.S. Marines and earned a law degree from the Univ. of Texas.
..... Click the link for more information. , Zoellick held a series of posts in the Treasury and State departments and the White House from 1985 to 1993, and was subsequently (1993–97) an executive vice president at the Federal National Mortgage AssociationFederal National Mortgage Association
(FMNA), commonly known as Fannie Mae,
government-sponsored enterprise that is the largest purchaser and guarantor of home mortgages in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C.
..... Click the link for more information. . After stints as a professor at the U.S. naval academy, as president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and in other posts, he returned to government under President George W. BushBush, George Walker,
1946–, 43d President of the United States (2001–9), b. New Haven, Conn. The eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, he was was raised in Texas and, like his father, attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and Yale, graduating in 1968.
..... Click the link for more information. as the U.S. trade representative (2001–5). A long-time advocate of free trade, he negotiated free trade agreements between the United States and a number of nations and represented the United States in World Trade Organization talks, but was unsuccessful in promoting a Free Trade Area of the Americas. In 2005–6 he was deputy secretary of state, then left government to serve (2006–7) as vice chairman, international, at the Goldman Sachs Group. Zoellick was president of the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
(IBRD), independent specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Washington, D.C.; one of five closely associated development institutions (also including the International Center for Settlement of
..... Click the link for more information. ) from 2007 to 2012; he succeeded Paul WolfowitzWolfowitz, Paul Dundes
1943–, American political figure, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., grad. Cornell (B.A. 1965), Univ. of Chicago (Ph.D. 1972). In 1966 he entered government service, and worked for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1973–77) and as deputy assistant
..... Click the link for more information. , who stepped down after a troubled tenure. Zoellick returned to Goldman Sachs in 2013, chairing its international advisory board.